Leadership Thought of the week

 

January 2, 2017

While watching the news this week, I learned about a project called the “Before I Die” wall. It was a temporary wall that was in Tampa where people were encouraged to comment on their hopes and dreams before they die. Talking about death is an uncomfortable thing for m...

December 20, 2016

One area where I failed as leader early on in my career was that I had extremely high expectations of myself. I put those same expectations on those around me. I often felt like I was being let down because people were not meeting the same expectations. Now, for those...

December 13, 2016

Here are some questions for you to think about (and I would love to see your answers below):

1. As a person, what are you committed to?

2. Who are you committed to?

3. What motivates you to be committed to something?

4. Are you more committed to yourself, to others or to s...

December 6, 2016

Empathy is something that I am extremely passionate about. This stems from my career in healthcare and my experiences as a patient. I feel awful that I did not truly understand what it meant to be empathetic in my early years of caring for patients. I feel that in heal...

November 29, 2016

Do what is right, even when no one is looking – this is integrity.  Do you cut corners in what you do when there is nobody around?  A person doesn’t show their integrity when others are around, but when their backs are turned. There are some leaders who think that they...

November 22, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I’d figured it would be appropriate to do this week’s post on being thankful.

There are many different schools of thought on employee appreciation. There’s the people who believe that everyone deserves a trophy for showing up, the people who...

November 15, 2016

Time…why do you think that I am writing about time as a leadership topic this week? Time is precious for all of us. No matter what we do, or how efficient we are, we never get more time. As a result of this mere fact, we should strive to make sure that we are spending...

October 31, 2016

So many people look to those only with leadership “titles” as leaders. Having a title of manager, director, or vice president doesn’t make you a leader. People that hide behind their titles and must remind people of their titles are not true leaders.

Leaders do not need...

October 24, 2016

Failure; it is one of the best lessons I have had in life, both as a person and as a leader. Failure can cripple a person, if they don't explore the failure, dissect the reason behind it and look for the valuable lesson in it. Near failure is also a great lesson as wel...

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